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Stopping and Resting

Stopping and Resting
Photo Information
Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Protoctista
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies, Butterflys of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-03 14:09
Viewed: 3583
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Can't stop photographing these butterflies. I love the monarchs they are so beautiful. They seem to really love these wild asters. This photo I had to clone out a very large tall weed that was blurry and very distracting..did my best to hide it! Liked the butterfly too much to toss it out.

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Bonjour Donna,
ce papillon porte de très belles couleurs!
l'image est nette.
félicitation, Arnaud.

bonsoir donna
jolie composition agreablement colorée,bonne netteté de l'avant plan et flou de l'arriere plan.
tres reussi.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-03 14:40]
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Hello Donna,
Wonderful close up.Colors,POV,blurred BG,framing,details on flowers and butterfly are excellent.

With this delightful aspect of the Monarch in view, I really don't find the cloned BG distracting at all.
It is a beautiful composition with the butterfly resting on those good looking asters.
An excellent capture, Donna.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-03 15:23]
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Hi Donna... nice compo with vivid colors.

Composition: *****
Sharpness: ****
Color: *****
Lighting: ****
Background: *** (a slight bottom noise exists that can a slight bottom noise exists that it can be reduced with Neat Image).
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Note: **

TFS and greetings... Ricardo

Hermoso colorido y bella composición.
Saludos, JL.

It is a nice photo Donna. You could feather the cloning brush more so you don't end up gettting repeated circles. Try setting the opacity of the clone brush down to around 30% or so with the edge hardness also made fuzzier, then just do a bunch of overlapping with the clone brush.
Such a technique would work quite well on this type of background.

Bonjour Donna
La prise de vue de ce beau macro est tres belle avec une jolie composition, très nette, très "pure".
les couleurs sont superbes.
bravo et merci du partage...JP

Hi Donna.
Perfect composition and wonderful colours. Bravo and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-03 22:15]
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Hello Donna

There's gold in them thar asters.They seem to be attracting a lot of beautiful butterflies.An excellent shot of this monarch(I am fond of monarchs).The colours are beautiful, good DOF and POV.Nicely composed and framed.A lovely shot.TFS


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-10-04 15:10]
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Hi Donna,
Nice Monarch with Asters composition.
I like your pov,dof,colors,blurred bg and frame.TFS

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-05 12:35]
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Hi Donna.
Lovely colours in excellent capture.Perfect composition,POV and DOF.Very nice light.Beautiful butterfly.
TFS and greetings

salut donna
une photo bien composée ou le mélange des couleurs est magnifique, belle pdc pour isolé le papillon

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-11 14:09]
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Hello Donna,
very nice shot. Good details and nice sharpness. I like the colors a lot and your framing complemnts the image very well.

Hello Donna,
wonderful shot
deatils and colours beautiful

Hallo Donna
As a newcomer I browse through the gallery to see what beautiful photos I have missed out so far. That, and the fact that purple is my favourite colour is how I came across this "Stopping and Resting” photo of yours. This is a lively and sunny scene with lots of colourful detail. The dead and new flowers add a special touch to this shot. I just love all the different patterns and colours of this butterfly. Real neat shot and well presented. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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